Italian design students have penned a hydrogen-powered two-seater supercar with assistance from French manufacturer Alpine.
Students at the Istituto Europeo di Design have unveiled the ‘A4810 Project by IED’ – a concept car manufactured in conjunction with French manufacturer Alpine.
More technological and environmentally friendly, the hydrogen-powered two-seater supercar was created by 28 Masters students studying transportation design.
Alpine’s brief was to build a ‘super berlinette’ for the year 2035 – a supercar designed to be a high-performing vehicle both in the way of performance and environmental impact.
Participants then worked independently to pitch concepts to the brand, with Alpine deciding on two proposals.
Based on these two selections, the students manufactured ‘A4810 Project by IED’ – a nimble, powerful concept car, keeping with its traditional French roots.
With this in mind, the name chosen was an ode to the brand’s legacy, with ‘4810’ the height (in metres) of the Mont Blanc – the highest and most emblematic peak in the Alps that sits at the border between Italy and France.
The car measures 5,091mm long, 2,010mm high, 1,055mm wide and has a wheelbase of 2,717mm.
The team utilised digital tools to construct the interior through sketches, 3D models, renderings animations, along with human machine interface development.
Antony Villain, Alpine Design Director, said: “Collaboration with the Istituto Europeo di Design and its students has been a great experience. It was a ‘filter’ for us to see the brand through the eyes of the younger generation, but it was also an opportunity to share our passion and know-how, and give them sound advice for a successful career in automotive design.”